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Vermillion Area News 1/13/2014

Janice and Bud Minger were Sunday visitors at the Vermillion Christian Church. Next Sunday, January 26 will be the pot-luck dinner and annualJanice and Bud Minger were Sunday visitors at the Vermillion Christian Church. Next Sunday, January 26 will be the pot-luck dinner and annual church meeting following the morning church service.

Mabel White accompanied Bill and Gail White to Silverlake to a birthday party for their grandson Xander’s first birthday on Sunday, January 12. Xander enjoyed his toys and birthday cake.

The Vermillion Public Library held their board meeting on January 8th. The library will read to the kinderprep children on Tuesday, January 14th. Kelli Massie will read in the morning and Jannett Argo will read in the afternoon.
church meeting following the morning church service.

Vermillion Area News 1-6-2014

Church services were canceled on January 5, due to the snow and cold. The annual meeting will be held on January 26 following the morning 10:30 a.m. church service. There will be a pot luck dinner that day.

The Vermillion Library board meeting will be held on January 8, at 9:00 a.m. The library will read to the Kinder Prep and three year old children on January 14th. Plan to come in and check out the new DVD’s on the shelf. There are many good children’s DVD’s, Thrillers, Fantasy, Hallmark and G-Rated movies to choose from.

Ten Tops members weighed in and all stayed for the meeting on Monday evening, December 30th. Thelma Gaddis earned the diet basket. Edna Marshall had the program on “Banana a Day”. Janet Ronnebaum had an item on Dr. Phil about Obesity.

Six Hotsie Totsie Red Hat ladies met at Lee’s Cafe Saturday morning, January 4, for their regular monthly meeting. Those furnishing snacks were Marylyn and Betty Wenzl. Marilyn Petry and Timmie Lee. Next meeting will be February 1. We will go to the Windmill Inn for supper January 15, weather permitting.

Vermillion Area News 12-9-2013

Winners of the Raffle held after the Vermillion Community Club Pancake/Biscuits & Gravy Feed on December 7th were $20 from Lee’s Cafe-Brandon Bramhall,  Christmas Wreath from VCC-Jerry Lubbe, (3) Pizza Certificates from Harrington Corner Shop-Mary Hinkle, Tonya Beckenhauer & Lynn Bramhall, Roller Cooler from VCC-Janice Johnson, $20 from Wanklyn OIL- Dave Schreiner, Fan Subscription from Frankfort Area News-Chris Bennett, Musical Snowman Globe from VCC-Chuck Marquardt, Lg. Roaster from Bill Broxterman-Rick Strathman, $20 from Frankfort Mercantile-Bud Minger,  Christmas Balls from VCC-Mark Studer, $50 from Frankfort Bank- Dana Wertz, Coffee Server from VCC-Joanna Hubbard,  Cat Food from Frankfort Coop-Bill Toby, (2) Safety Helmet from VCC-Joanna Hubbard & Allen Bruna, $25 from Suther Feed-Dave Smith, Toy CASE Tractor from Bruna Imp.-Dana Hamel, $25.00 Gift Certificate from J&R Grocery-Bob Mitchell, Welcome Santa from VCC-Loyal Shirley, J-Hawk T-shirt from VCC-Dan Petr, Dog Toy from Valley Vet-Mike Simmons, Oil Change from Bat Tire-Hanna Cornelison, Slow Cooker from VCC-Lynn Bramhall, $50 from Helena Chemical – Susie Henry, Pyrex Glassware from VCC-Adam Slifer,   Hooded Sweat Shirt & Cap from Helena Chemical -Dave Schreiner, Crowfoot Wrench Set from VCC-Karen Van Gilder, Toy  720 Tractor from Todd Tractor-Dylan Spencer, Black & Decker Drill Driver from Stallbaumer Lumber-Buddy Buzzard, (2) Hex Bugs from Mitchell App.- Becky Carver & Lynn Schafer,  Tekton Screwdriver Set from VCC- Keith Tilley, Gift Package from Elsie Grace Gift Shop -Lynn Schafer, $15 Gift Certificate from Pizza Hut-Lily Beckenhauer, Boot Scrubber from Heinan True Value-Harlen Johnson, Food Carrier from Blue Valley Telephone- Ed Brady, Case 730 Toy Tractor & Wagon from Bruna Imp.-Bob Tilley, 4-Pc Ratchet Strap from Suther Lumber-Mary Hinkle, Pocket Knife from Landoll- Brenda Wagoner, $25.00 Gift Certificate from Walmart-Galen Ronnebaum, (2) $25.00 from Marysville Livestock-Tayor Shotte & Allen Bruna, Bearing Separator from VCC-Jim Massie, Magnetic Tool Tray from M&R Auto -Vi Dotson, $25 from Nemaha County Coop-Tim Jones,  Florescent Treble Cord from M&R Auto-Buddy Buzzard, Flair Nut Wrench Set from VCC-Jami Ellenbecker, Hair Care from Susan Broxterman-Greyson Deters, 3/8” Dr. Deep Socket Set from VCC-Phylicia Baker, 25” Magnetic Tape Measure from M&R Auto-Dave Schreiner, $25 from Vermillion Bank-Dana Wertz, Table Lamp from Seneca Furniture-Bud Minger, (3) All Weather Jackets from Oregon Trail-Taylor Schotte, Derrek Trimble & Charlie Ross, K-State T-Shirt from VCC-Martha Ross, (2) $10 from Alf’s Custom Fab-Dave Smith & Janice Minger, Dog Food from Animal Clinic Centralia & Seneca-Mike Barnes, 12 Lb. Turkey Gift Certificate from Haverkamp Grocery-Scott Steffes, (2) $50 from Landoll won by Eisenbarth Plumbing & Janice Johnson, Gift Certificate from 2nd Street Restaurant-Dan Kramer, $25 from J&K Seed-Cody Trimble, KSU Booties from Lyle Wenzl-Loyal Shirley. We appreciate all of the donated raffle items used for the drawing.  There was a great turnout and everyone went home filled with good food and pleasant memories.

There were no church services at the Vermillion Christian Church due to the snow and ice.

The Library read to the Kinder Prep and 3 year old children on December 3rd.  The Vermillion Library board will meet on Wednesday, December 11th.

Todd Gaddis of Topeka visited Thelma Gaddis on Monday morning, December 2.

Nine Tops members weighed in Monday evening, December 2.  Later they had their Christmas Supper at the Cattleman’s Grill in Onaga.

There will be hosting a Retirement Celebration Gary Haug on December 12 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the First National Bank of Vermillion.  This is the same day as our Holiday Open House which is from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  We hope to see all of you then.

Vermillion Area News 12/2/2013

The Vermillion Community Club Pancake and Biscuit “Free Will Donation” breakfast and dinner,  will be held this next Saturday, December 7, at the Vermillion School lunchroom starting at 6:00 a.m.  Plan to attend.  The raffle drawing will be held at 1:00 p.m.  Raffle tickets may be purchased at the door until drawing time.  The tickets are also being sold at Dutch’s, Lee’s Cafe, the Vermillion Bank and most Club members had tickets as well.

Thanksgiving Day for Lynn Schafer was spent with cousins Bob and Jennie Sabin in Spring Hill, Kansas.  Weekend family visiting The Schafer House were Lynn’s daughter Hollyanna Bates, her husband Woody, and children Elsa and Sawyer. The requisite driving practice on Quail   Road went without any ditch encounters to report. The Bates live in Breckenridge, CO.  Lynn leaves this week for Maine to get a new knee, but looks forward to her spring return to Vermillion.

Todd Gaddis of Topeka visited his grandmother, Thelma Gaddis on Monday morning, November 25.

Nine Tops members weighed in and eight stayed for the meeting Monday evening, November 25.  Marylyn Wenzl earned the Diet basket.  Marylyn also won the Bingo Contest.  Janet Ronnebaum had the program.

Lois Jean and Jim Harper and Thelma Gaddis enjoyed Thanksgiving Day dinner with Larry, Todd, Brandi, Landon, Taylor and Troy Gaddis in Topeka at the home of Larry Gaddis.

Mabel White and John and Carol Worden enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at the home of Bill and Gail White in Fairview.  Other guest present were Kerry and Jan White, Bill and Vicki, Tyler and Whitney White and Grandson Xander of Silver Lake and Christian Meyers of Wamego.  The day was enjoyed.

The Friends of Vermillion, Inc. has recently applied for a grant to help with the Depot restoration.  It is hopeful the grant will be accepted.  Donations are being accepted toward the restoration   The 4-H is planning to paint the exterior of the building in the spring of 2014.  Plans are also being made for more extensive wiring of the building when the weather warms up.

Janice and Bud Minger attended the Vermillion Christian Church service on Sunday, December 1.  The newly installed PA system was used for the first time and was an enhancement to the worship service.

The Community Christmas Cantata will be held at the  United Methodist Church in Axtell on December 8, at 7:30 in the evening.

The Manhattan “Little Apple” will be held on December 15, 2013 at 3p.m. at the McCain Auditorium.   There are several members from our area that are members of the Choir.

The Vermillion Library will read to the Kinder Prep and three year old children at the school on Tuesday, December 3.

Vermillion Area News 11/25/2013

Todd Gaddis visited Thelma Gaddis Monday morning, November 18.  Todd had lunch with his grandmother.

Eight Tops members weighed in and all stayed for the meeting Monday evening, November 18.  Lois Jean Harper earned the diet basket.  On December 2, we will go to the Cattleman’s Grill in Onaga for our Christmas supper.  Mary Ann Johnson had the program on “Dieting and Weight Loss”.

The Library has some new books on the shelf.  Among them are Echo City by Tim Lebbon, The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher, Future Shock by Alvin Toffer, Anathem by Neal Stephenson, Space Captain Smith by Toby Frost, The Orphan Train by Kline and ‘The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.  Several of these were requested on the Vermillion Library web page under Requests and Suggestions.

Plans continue to be made towards the coming Pancake and Biscuits and Gravy Fundraiser being held on December 7, from 6:00am to 1:00pm, by the Vermillion Community Club.  Raffle tickets are being sold by all of the Club members and will also be sold at the door the day of the Pancake Feed.  There are some really fantastic prizes on the Raffle ticket list.  We hope to see you then.

Eighteen members of the Vermillion Christian Church ventured out for the Sunday morning service even though there was a lot of ice on the streets and sidewalks.  Chris Bennett and family were there from Brighton, Co.  Ruth Ann Warren play for the services and entertained the congregation with special music before the sermon.  Virgil and Ruth Ann Warren, Lynn Schafer and John Bramhall went to the Windmill Inn after the service for their noon lunch.

The Vermillion Park now has six RV hookups and allow more campers to enjoy the park.  Since the new restrooms have been installed, the park entertains more of the public.

Vermillion Area News 11/18/2013

Seven Tops members weighed in and five stayed for the meeting Monday evening, November 11.  Thelma Gaddis earned the diet basket.  Thelma had the program on “Old Glory” in honor of the Veterans.
Six Hotsie Totsie Red Hat Ladies and one guest had supper at the Willows in Seneca, Wednesday evening, November 13.  The supper was in honor of our tenth anniversary.  Our guest was Norman Laughary.  The next regular meeting will be December 7th at Lee’ Café.
The Dusters Camping Club held their Thanksgiving dinner at the Congregational Church in Onaga Saturday, November 16.   We voted to keep the same officers, but needed a Vice-President/  We elected Sylvia Levins for that office.  We decided on our Camping schedule for 2014 which will be as follows: April 25-27 District I, May 16-18 Sycamore Springs, June 20-21 Perry Lake, July 18-20 Banner Creek, August 15-17 Four Seasons- Abilene, we will have no dinner or meeting in December.   2014 dinner schedule is January 19, dinner at the Golden Coral in Topeka, February 15, the Vermillion School and March 15, will be at the Congregational Church in Onaga.
The Vermillion Community Club met on November 11 at Lee’s Café with fourteen members and two guest present.  Timmy served a delicious turkey dinner.  The Pancake and Biscuits and Gravy “free will donation” Feed will be held on December 7, at the Vermillion School lunchroom from 6:00am to 1:00pm.  The members are selling chances for the Raffle  Drawing which will be held at 1:00pm.  The raffle items donated by merchants in the surrounding community, which make this drawing possible, are really appreciated.
The Vermillion Library read to the Kinder Prep and three year old classes on November 12.  Kelli Massie read in the morning and Jannett Argo read in the afternoon.   The Library board met on November 13.  Come into the library and check out the newest DVD’s.   We also have some new books on the shelf.  One of the new novels is “Robert Parker’s Ironhorse” by Robert Knott and “Fly away “by Kristin Hannah. The “After School Club” will hold it’s Christmas party on December 18.

Vliets Echo

The Vliets Echo will not be published until further notice.  We hope you have enjoyed the “Reflections of the Past”  and will continue to check with Http://vermillion.mykansaslibrary.com for updates about the Vermillion Area.

Thanks Chari for continuously writing up the Vliets Echo “Reflections of the Past” for the Vermillion Public Library.

Vermillion Area News 11/4/2013

Halloween visitors to The Schafer House were Karen and Ron McClellan of Olathe, and their son Brian of Rockland, Maine.  Lynn formerly taught with the Mc Clellans at Mid America Nazarene University, and has kept in touch with her Kansas roots via Brian, a boat builder in Maine.  They enjoyed the fall colors, a tour of Vermillion, and a warm lunch before returning to Olathe.

The Vermillion Library sponsored the Marshall County Extension Prescription Drug Insurance coverage visitation last Wednesday morning.  Several people had appointments with Susie Lippert and several others from the community stopped by to discuss their current prescription drug coverage.  It was an informative morning for those who hoped to change to a lower insurance program.

Eleven Tops members weighed in and all stayed for the meeting Monday evening October 28.  Martha Thompson earned the diet basket.  We had one hundred percent in attendance.  Mary Ann Johnson had the program on “Eat Mindfully”.

Larry Gaddis of Topeka visited Thelma Gaddis on Monday October 28.  Lois Jean Harper joined them for lunch in Seneca.

Seven Members of the Hotsie Totsie Red Hatters met at Lee’s Cafe Saturday morning for their regular monthly meeting November 2.  Timmy Lee and Betty Wenzl furnished snacks.  We will celebrate our tenth Anniversary at the Willows on November 13.  Lynn Schafer received a birthday gift from her Secret Pal.

John and Carol Worden and Mabel White were in Beatrice, NE.  Saturday evening.

Edith Allene Chadwick, 81, of Topeka, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2013 at a Rossville care facility. Graveside services were be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday in VermillionCemetery, Vermillion, KS with Virgil Warren of the Vermillion Christian Church officiating.

Vliets ECHO 10/30/1903

  • Mrs. Hutson returned home last Tuesday after several week’s visit with relatives in Ohio.
  • DeWalt & Haskett have purchased 120 acres of land of James O’Connell on Irish Creek.
  • Miss Effie Lamb is visiting her sister, Miss Ora Lamb, in Marysville.
  • A complete line of plush robes and horse blankets at Johnson’s harness shop.
  • Go to Vliets lumber yard for good Michigan salt in sack or barrel.
  • Steel ranges down to almost cost at Banks Bros.
  • L. Howell, from west of Frankfort visited in Vliets last Sunday with his brother, F. E. Howell.
  • S. Root is down from Centralia this week putting up monuments for the Bittell Marble Company.
  • Mrs. Eli Smith went to Goffs Thursday where she will spend a few days visiting with relatives.
  • C. A. Kjellberg will handle everything needed in public Schools from books down to penny pencils.
  • It will do you good to see the immense stock of goods at Cigna’s.  It is complete and up-to-date.
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Vliets ECHO 10/23/1903

  • Tobe Twidwell visited relatives in Clyde this week.
  • Miss Ethel Walker visited at the S. B. Wallace home Wednesday.
  • Warm chicken pie served at the Bazar and Flower Show, November 6th.
  • Miss Maggie McCoy was the lucky one in the Enterprise piano contest.
  • Buy the Griswald wire for hog fence, 29 cts. in quantities at Banks Bros.
  • R. A. Mechsner returned last Wednesday from the short grass country.
  • Mr. and Mrs. C. Breuninger attended the stock show in Kansas City this week.
  • H. P. Banks came up to Vliets last Friday returning to his home in Bigelow Saturday.
  • Tom Woodworth has returned from Oklahoma and is visiting old friends in the vicinity.
  • The Frankjfort sdchool house is now practicdally completed and school began therre last Monday morning.
  • Otto Gustafson returned home last Saturday after having spent several months working in the wheat fields.Mrs. Chas. Oliver, of Vermillion visited in Vliets with Mrs. Grimes last Monday.
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